Has your weed gummies got you caught up in a mind haze you can’t handle? Don’t worry, you’re not the first one to go through this. Anybody who’s unaware of how much weed they can handle or is simply new to cannabis ends up in this situation at least once. However, how bad your trip is going to be really just depends on how you’re able to cope with the situation.
Good news though, there are ways to sober up before the actual effects subside. A majority of these factors are situational and depend on the kind of place you’re smoking at. But keeping these tricks in mind the next time you go on a trip might prepare you for what’s to come.
You can start by realizing how much you can consume. In most cases, you would need a medical card in California to get access to high potency products capable of delivering a high to consumers. If you’re using medical marijuana to treat a condition, it’s crucial that you also follow the defined consumption directions. These high-potency products have been formulated to be used as directed by your MMJ doctor or as per the directions on the label.
However, you don’t always have the choice of reducing your consumption, especially when the deed is done. So, aside from being more mindful of your cannabis consumption, what else can you do?
Here are our 7 best bets to reduce the severity of your high:
Hydrate and Munch
Water is the answer to every problem in life. Want to lose weight? Drink water. Want better skin? Drink water. Want to come down from a high? You guessed it – Drink water!
If that’s not enough, do the second best thing – Munch on some snacks.
Just the act of eating and drinking will be enough to keep you grounded and in touch with reality.
Constantly drinking water will prevent the cottonmouth feeling (dry mouth) while also reducing the overall high effect.
However, it is recommended to never indulge in sugary drinks, or alcoholic beverages. The same applies to the snacks you opt for- prefer to indulge in a salty and savory palate rather than a sweet one.
Take a Cold Shower
Maybe you remember the ice bucket challenge from a few years ago or have dunked your head in cold water as a kid just for the fun of it. Either way, you should know one thing for sure. It wakes you up! It’s a great way of getting rid of that last ounce of sleep and feel that jolt of refreshment.
You can use that to your advantage here. When you’re high on weed, a cold shower can help clear your head. But like we specified earlier, this is situational and you need to have access to the shower. If you’re unable to do so, opt for splashing cold water onto the face.
Consume CBD Rich Products
Yup, that’s right. If you know anything about cannabis and its cannabinoids, you’d know that while THC leads to a high in consumers, CBD works in the complete opposite manner. While CBD does not lead to any intoxicating effects it also balances out the THC and the anxiety it induces.
So what do you do when high on THC? You consume CBD-rich products.
Try and consume CBD isolates or broad-spectrum products that contain no THC. You can easily find these products at local dispensaries with your medical card in California.
Peppercorns to the Rescue
Peppercorns are by far the best remedy for a bad high that you’re sure to find in your kitchen. Why? Because, as research shows, the terpenes found in peppercorns react with the same endocannabinoid receptors as THC, but differently. In this case, terpenes like beta-caryophyllene blocks the effects of THC, leading to an almost instant effect.
All you need to do is grab some peppercorns from your pantry and chew them, or put a good amount of ground peppercorns onto the snack you’re munching.
Bite into a Lemon or Pine Nut
Another way to help with your uncomfortable high is to smell a freshly cut lemon, suck on its slice or make a lemonade out of it. Not just lemon, but you can even grab some pine seeds to get your ‘over the cloud’ state back on the ground.
Limonene and pinene are two terpenes abundantly found in lemon and pine nuts, both balancing out the intoxicating effect of THC.
Find Comfort Around You
The worse your high gets, your anxiety might skyrocket. So what can you do to bring that under control? Maybe catch your favorite movie or a cartoon you once loved? Get into clean and comfortable sheets and slowly slide into slumber.
But if sleep isn’t in the cards for you, find something to do, anything, but nothing too difficult. You could read, write, draw, even dance. But don’t try to create a new dish in the kitchen (leave cooking to your sober self).
Here are a few suggestions about what you can do to feel calm during a high:
- Take a relaxing shower or bath
- Lay in bed and try falling asleep (spray some essential oils on your pillow for added effect)
- Play some relaxing music (avoid loud sounds, metal rock or death metal)
- Watch a happy show, movie or video (avoid sad movies, or shows with aggressive violence or anything that can be a potential trigger for you)
- Contact a close one or go on a walk with them
Not just when you’re high but anytime you feel your anxiety and stress creep up, working out might be your way out of it. It’s a good way of keeping yourself occupied, it’ll help you clear your mind and be more focussed and let’s not forget the endorphins your body will be releasing. These endorphins (neurotransmitters) can help reduce your anxiety and stress while bringing in the calm that you’re missing.
It is crucial that every consumer knows their tolerance and doesn’t try to push it too much. Unlike an alcohol high, weed high can be much more dramatic. It can lead to paranoia, cognitive imbalance, hallucinations and so much more. It’s usually recommended that holders of medical card California consume their doses as per recommendation and not more. If, however, you decide to double up the dose, ensure that you follow these tips to sober up on time.